Raycom Sports CEO to speak at Rotary

Staff report

July 28, 2014

A well-known figure in the sports world will be the speaker at today’s meeting of the Mount Airy Rotary Club.

Officials with the club say Ken Haines, president and CEO of Raycom Sports, is set to speak during the meeting, which gets under way at noon at Cross Creek Country Club.

Haines joined Raycom Sports during its founding, and since 1982 has been involved in all facets of the company’s operation, specializing in product acquisition and contract negotiations with colleges, athletic conferences and television networks.

He has negotiated contracts with the ACC, Big Ten, Pac-10, Big Eight, Southwest and Metro conferences, as well as CBS, ESPN, FOX and ABC.

According to Jerry Cox, a member of the Rotary Club, Haines will be discussing the upcoming college football season, the ACC weekly Raycom television schedule and other ACC/sports-related topics.